and families could soon have access to natural gas in Pictou County, making the
area a better place to do business and more affordable to live and raise
businesses, families, and others in the community understand the benefits of
natural gas, and the province is pleased to work with Heritage Gas to deliver
it," said Energy Minister Charlie Parker. "It will save millions of
dollars in energy costs for large industrial employers, with savings around the
corner for small businesses, hospitals, schools and family homes."
Gas is investing $15.3 million to extend its pipeline to Pictou County.
are proud to make this substantial investment in getting natural gas to Pictou
County," said Jim Bracken, president of Heritage Gas. "Energy is a
significant cost for industrial and commercial enterprises, so we are proud
that we can help companies strengthen their competitiveness and position in the
community. Northern Pulp's commitment as our first anchor customer was critical
to making this project work.
is the first phase of the project and we look forward to working with the
community to begin assessing feasibility of further expansion in 2014 and
province is contributing $2.5 million to help with start up, which will be
refunded as more businesses join.
chamber of commerce is truly excited and encouraged that natural gas will be
coming to Pictou County," said Dave Freckelton, past-president, Pictou
County Chamber of Commerce. "As we continue to plan for the economic
future of this region, it is imperative we have energy sources that are cost
effective and environmentally friendly. The announcement made today is a
significant step in working towards an alternative for our members to
Heritage Gas builds the pipeline, Northern Pulp will convert its plant to
natural gas as part of the company's plan to reduce its energy costs and
improve air quality and environmental performance. The province will lend
Northern Pulp $3.6 million and provide a capital equipment incentive of
$900,000 to help it convert.
delivery of natural gas to Pictou County is good for business," said Pat
Lee, CEO, Pictou County Health Authority. "Our business is health care and we are continually seeking
efficiencies and ways to save money. Natural gas will give us substantial
annual savings, money that can be redirected to patient care."
Gas is submitting an application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to
expand into Pictou County. A separate application is being filed to establish a
new rate for Northern Pulp.
Gas and Northern Pulp can terminate the agreement if the approvals are not
first phase, to begin this spring, is to build a steel pipeline to Northern Pulp, on Abercrombie
Point. That is expected to be finished by Dec. 1, with an extension to New
Glasgow and Stellarton planned for 2014.
gas burns cleaner than other fossil fuels, emitting 45 to 80 per cent less
carbon dioxide than coal, and two-thirds that of oil, with negligible sulfur
gas is an important part of the province's plan to move toward cleaner and more
renewable energy sources, leading to lower, fairer electricity prices for Nova
Scotians over the long term," said Mr. Parker.
Gas Limited is a Nova Scotia-based company formed to operate a full regulation
natural gas distribution franchise in the province. In 2012 alone, Heritage Gas
customers saved more than $77 million and reduced emissions by over 160,000
Heritage Gas reaches more than 20,000 households and
businesses throughout Nova Scotia. It is owned by AltaGas Utility Group Inc.,
an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaGas Limited.
and families could soon have access to natural
in Pictou County, making the area a better place to do
and more affordable to live and raise families.
Minister Charlie Parker says natural gas will save
of dollars in energy costs for large industrial
with savings around the corner for small businesses,
schools and family homes.
Gas is investing 15-point-3 million dollars to
its pipeline to Pictou County. The province is
2-point-5 million dollars to help with start up,
will be refunded as more businesses join.
province will lend Northern Pulp, the first anchor
3-point-6 million dollars to convert to natural gas
a 900-thousand dollars capital equipment incentive.
gas has applied for the Utilities and Review board
approvals. Both companies can end the deal if they are not
pipeline is expected to reach Northern Pulp by December
with expansion to New Glasgow and Stellarton planned for
Economic and Rural Development and Tourism
Heritage Gas Ltd.
March 22, 2013
For immediate release
SCARBOROUGH - FIBA Canning Inc. announced today the delivery of the largest Quad Axle compressed natural gas (CNG) Super Jumbo tube trailers in the world to Heritage Gas of Nova Scotia.
Heritage Gas is a customer-focused natural gas distributor committed to building a safe, viable and accessible natural gas distribution system in Nova Scotia, including the distribution of CNG to customers via a ‘pipeline on wheels’. “Through our leading technology for CNG, Heritage Gas will be servicing large industrial and institutional customers via custom built tube trailers,” said Ken Canning, Vice President of Sales for FIBA Canning.
The trailers are the largest quad axle jumbo tube trailers in the world and are each capable of hauling nearly 300,000 standard cubic feet of CNG. The trailers contain 14 jumbo tubes each and have a water volume of nearly 36,842 litres. The UN rated tubes are manufactured in accordance with ISO standard 11120 and approved by Transport Canada.
“Heritage Gas is well on its way to being operational for its first CNG shipments in May. We are very excited about receiving our first batch of CNG trailers and beginning to use them as another means of getting gas to customers in Nova Scotia,” said Jim Bracken, President of Heritage Gas.
FIBA Canning Inc. is an Ontario based company formed to service the compressed gas industry. FIBA Canning is a privately owned family business and has been building and servicing high pressure gas trailers for more than 30 years, supplying governmental, military, nuclear,
energy and industrial gas companies.
Heritage Gas Limited is a Nova Scotia-based company formed for the purpose of operating a full regulation natural gas distribution franchise in Nova Scotia. In 2012 alone, Heritage Gas customers saved over $70 million. Heritage Gas now services more than 20,000 homes and
businesses throughout Nova Scotia. Heritage Gas is owned by AltaGas Utility Group Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaGas Limited (TSX:ALA) (TSX:ALA.PR.A) (TSX:ALA.PR.U).
Heritage Gas Ltd.
Vice President, Sales
FIBA Canning Inc.
Labour and Advanced Education
March 1, 2013 9:57 AM
Some Nova Scotians who heat their homes with oil will now have access to a cheap and easy way to convert to natural gas. The province and Heritage Gas have identified a safe and cost-effective way to convert an oil furnace to burn natural gas.
Metro Burner Services, a local company that specializes in heating, can do the conversion in a way that meets national standards.
"We are committed to making life better and more affordable for families," said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Marilyn More. "We know that heating costs are one of the biggest expenses for families. By working with our partners in natural gas, we are providing Nova Scotians with a safe option to convert to this cost-effective heating source, helping them to reduce their monthly costs.
"For those Nova Scotians in areas that have availability, who have done their homework and have decided to convert, we've simply removed some of the barriers."
In the past, Nova Scotians who wanted to convert from oil to natural gas would have to replace their whole heating system, costing around $12,000 to $15,000. Now, only the burner has to be replaced, providing the appliance meets certain conditions, costing around $3,000 to $4,000, according to Heritage Gas.
"My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a home in a neighbourhood that has natural gas availability, but before today, we thought
it was going to be too expensive to convert," said Emily Moir, a homeowner in Bedford. "There is no sense having access to a cheap heating source if the tools needed to provide it are too expensive. It is great to see that government and the right people are working together to make natural gas more accessible to existing and new homeowners, like us."
For immediate release
DARTMOUTH – Heritage Gas has awarded Fisher
Transport Limited the carrier contract for transporting compressed natural gas
(CNG) to Heritage Gas’ CNG customers in Nova Scotia. The first project will be
hauling CNG to The Shaw Group’s facilities in May 2013.
“We are delighted to be working with Fisher
Transport to deliver CNG. They have demonstrated the reliability and strong
safety record Heritage Gas requires to transport CNG,” said Jim Bracken,
President of Heritage Gas. Bracken adds that this contract award is another
step forward in Heritage Gas’ commitment to getting natural gas to as many Nova
Scotians as we can.
Fisher Transport will be hauling Heritage Gas’
specialized tube trailers that contain CNG to the industrial and institutional
“Fisher Transport is pleased to be part of Heritage
Gas’ innovative use of this technology to bring a cleaner and more affordable
energy source to customers across the province. We are pleased they have chosen
us as a partner,” said Ken MacDonald, President of Fisher transport. MacDonald
adds that Fisher brings an outstanding safety record and extensive experience
transporting bulk liquids to this partnership and is very enthusiastic about
Heritage Gas Limited is a Nova Scotia-based
company formed for the purpose of operating a full regulation natural gas
distribution franchise in Nova Scotia. In 2012 alone, Heritage Gas customers
saved over $70 million. Heritage Gas now reaches more than 20,000 residences
and businesses throughout Nova Scotia.
Heritage Gas is owned by AltaGas Utility Group Inc., an indirect
wholly-owned subsidiary of AltaGas Limited (TSX:ALA) (TSX:ALA.PR.A)
Fisher Transport has been operating for over
50 years as an exclusive bulk liquid transporter. Since Ken MacDonald acquired
ownership of Fisher Transport in 1992, the business has expanded from a local operation
to servicing the four Atlantic Provinces, Quebec and Ontario out of their base
in Milford N.S.
Heritage Gas Ltd.
Fisher Transport Ltd.